A Ghost with a Sword

Shoen, Uemura, 1875-1949

A Ghost with a Sword
  • Artist : Shoen, Uemura, 1875-1949
  • Date : c. 1922-26
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 121010
  • Condition : Light toning and foxing
  • Dimensions : 15 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches
  • Comments : Copper metallic pigment in sword hilt and gofun. From a set of 18 prints published as supplements to "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu", which consisted of 16 volumes, plus two additional images.
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About The Artist

Shoen, Uemura, 1875-1949

Born in Kyoto. Given name Tsune. Attended Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. Studied with Suzuki Shonen, Takeuchi Seiho, and Kono Bairei. Exhibited in Bunten. Member of Imperial Art Academy and Art Committee of the Imperial Household. Painter of bijin-ga. Received Order of Cultural Merit in 1948, the first woman to receive this award. Self-published prints include Waiting for the Moon (Machizuki) based on a 1944 painting of the same name, bijin-ga, and ghosts. Prints often carved by .....

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